Cookies and Cocktail Party!

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Looking for a fabulous party theme? Host a Cookies and Cocktail Party or a Cookie Swap using our tips below! Enjoy a night of homemade cookies, boozy milkshakes, and Almond Joy Shots all paired with cookies. Check out our Cookies and Cocktail video too!

cookie and cocktail party

A cookie and cocktail party is the perfect theme for a fun gathering with friends. It’s great for the holidays, you can make it a cookie swap, or to get everyone together for a season finale. Whatever the occasion, you will love this delicious party theme!

Cookies and Cocktail Video

This party is a fun twist on the classic cookie swap, but in addition to cookies, you also serve delicious cocktails! You can get very creative with cookies and cocktail-themed parties!

I especially love the boozy milkshake with a chocolate chip cookie lid! Every lid should be a chocolate chip cookie, right?!

table filled with cookies and cocktails

How to Host a Cookies and Cocktails Party!

Choose the occasion – is it a celebration or a simple gathering.

Send out invites – Paperless Post or Evite is great.

Decide on a menu – 3 to 4 cookie recipes to pair with a few cocktails.

DecorAdd in simple decor items like coasters, paper straws, pretty napkins. Set everything on a table or around a coffee table.

boozy cookie milk shake

You can also turn this party into a cookie swap! Have your friends bring the cookies while you prepare cocktails! Here are 7 steps for hosting a cookie swap.

gin cocktail at a cocktail party

Cookies and Cocktails Pairing

When deciding what cocktails to serve with cookies, think of ingredients that go well with cookies. Ingredients like hazelnut, different kinds of milk, chocolate, maybe a few simple floral scents… the cocktail should complement the cookie. No one wants to drink margarita while eating a chocolate chip cookie! Here are some cookie and cocktail pairing ideas:

almond joy shots

Almond Joy Shots – Perfect for cookies with chocolate. Recipe below!

Boozy Cookie Milkshake with Bourbon and a chocolate chip cookie lid!

Apple Crisp Cocktail – would be great with shortbread cookies.

Gin + Jam Cocktail – Would go great with sugar cookies or thumbprint cookies filled with jam in the center.

Earl Grey Gin Cocktail

Whipped White Russian

Red Moon Over Manhatten

Pink Cocktails – For a fun color theme!

Also check out more great cocktail recipes our favorite brunch recipes, the best-mixed drinkstequila cocktails, gin cocktails, vodka cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

peanut butter cookies filled with chocolate

Here are some perfect cookie recipes to serve at a cookie party:

Check out all of our favorite cookie recipes!

sugar cookies with pink filling

The best favor for a cookie party is the actual cookies! There are always leftover cookies, especially if you’re hosting a cookie swap. Have a packing station ready with boxes and ribbon so guests can pack their own cookie box to take home.

A fun activity for a cookie party is to decorate cookies! On a kitchen table or island, have a cookie decorating station with supplies and plain sugar cookies ready to be decorated. It’s a fun activity for adults too! Here’s a list of cookie decorating supplies:

  • Sugar cookies
  • Piping bags filled with frosting
  • Variety of sprinkles
  • Napkins
  • Plates
cookie and cocktial party

More Party Ideas!

Here are more fun party themes and ideas!

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Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

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Summer Tropical Party

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Charming Barnyard Birthday Party

Ultimate Fondue Party

How to Host a Gluten-Free Birthday Party

We hope you host your own cookie and cocktail party! It’s a fun theme and easy to host!

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almond joy shots

Cookie Cocktail Party – Almond Joy Shots

Almond Joy in a shot! Filled with coconut and chocolate flavor, these shots are perfect for a cocktail party and tastes just like an Almond Joy! 
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2 shots
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Eden


  • 3 ounces coconut milk
  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tbsp shaved chocolate


  • Add coconut milk, coconut rum, and almond extract to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20 seconds.
  • Strain into chocolate-rimmed shot glasses and serve immediately.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg
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5 thoughts on “Cookies and Cocktail Party!”

  1. Hi Eden,

    I was thrilled to find the Chewy Ginger Cookie recipe on world markets website. I wanted to make them for the holidays coming up. However, when I looked at the ingredients the amount of flour needed for this recipe was omitted.

    Please let me know how I can get the correct recipe, so I can make these yummy cookies. If possible, please send the recipe for the Chewy Ginger Cookies to my email. That would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!

    Happy Holidays!!!

    • Hi Donna!! Oh my goodness, I just put in a request for change! I used 2 cups all purpose flour 🙂 They’re really good and very gingery, yum!!


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